Focusing on the Environmental Effects of Natural Disasters

Tue. 9:00-10:30 a.m., Interlocken A

This session will focus on the environmental effects of natural disasters with an emphasis on land use, soil and water contamination, contamination from oil spills and the chemical dispersants used to address them, and health problems resulting from one's physical presence in a disaster zone. Panelists will highlight environmental concerns following natural disasters and the ongoing environmental effects of disasters on the environment. The discussion will assert that local attention to environmental issues is a first line of response and such an approach will create a more local role in developing disaster resilient communities.

PanelistPhilip Berke, Moderator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Panelist Pamela Jenkins, Panelist
University of New Orleans CHART

PanelistTom Birkland, Panelist
North Carolina State University


Panelist Dana Greene, Panelist
University of North Carolina


Organizer: Dana Greene, University of North Carolina